Wednesday, 13 August 2008

New monitor = dead pixel testing

Received my new 22" LCD monitor today, but was looking for some need application to test for dead pixels. As all programs seems to be either shareware or not cross platform I decided to write my own, by just creating a simple webpage with a rotating background color. Feel free to test it at

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Open Community Camp 2008...

There are a few important things happening in the world this week. Crisis in Georgia is worsesome. Olympic 2008 is great, but a bit unreachable. Resits of my University exams are coming up. But one truly matters is the great Open Community Camp 2008 also called OCC 2008 happening this week in Oegstgeest Leiden.

Hacking a week with a lot of beer, is the way to celebrate the summer. Feel free and join in, plenty of space and hardware around :-)

Monday, 4 August 2008

Java 1.6 here I come...

After struggling for over a few months with Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and Soylatte to get Java 1.6 working with it I am finally ready for Leopard. My employer moved me to Leopard in order to test various internally used applications which finally have me the chance to view the full working glory of Java 1.6 with Mac OS X.

I have to admin working really well, update Leopard to latest version, few little Netbeans tweaks in order to get it working properly (adding a new Platform) and all is going well.

Let's start finding all other hidden Gems of Leopard, so far I have not seen much which gave me the so called 'shilly a' factor.